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Finding Opa!
     

Finding Opa!

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by Latrivia S. Nelson
 

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What does the Greek word Opa mean? According to some it is a word or pronouncement of celebration; the celebration of life itself. It is another way of expressing joy and gratitude to God, life, and others, for bringing one into the state of ultimate wisdom.

Stacey Lane Bryant has three rules. She doesn't drive; she doesn't travel; and she most definitely will not

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What does the Greek word Opa mean? According to some it is a word or pronouncement of celebration; the celebration of life itself. It is another way of expressing joy and gratitude to God, life, and others, for bringing one into the state of ultimate wisdom.

Stacey Lane Bryant has three rules. She doesn't drive; she doesn't travel; and she most definitely will not date. From the outside, this odd-ball, thirties-something, single black woman is simply a creature of habit who has been beaten down by the tragedies of life. However those on the inside know that she's the widow of esteemed astrophysicist Drew Bryant, a highly sought after best-selling romance author and a devoted cat lover. The rules are simply designed to keep her safe and keep her sane.

However, someone didn't tell the Greek bombshell, Dr. Hunter Fourakis, that rules weren't meant to be broken. While at his favorite pub, he eyes Stacey and instantly falls under her spell. Only, his rusty moves don't get him far with the brilliant introvert, who quickly leaves just to get out of his grasp.

What is meant to be will be, and the two run into each other in another chance encounter. This time Hunter is able to convince Stacey not only to go out on a spur-of-the-moment date with him but also to consider an unorthodox proposal that would benefit them both.

Hunter's late wife was killed while serving in Iraq, and he mourns every year for two months and three days. The mourning period is usually miserable for Hunter, but this time, he wants to celebrate life. Stacey's second romance novel is due to her agent in two months but is totally lacking motivation or passion, because she hasn't gotten over her late husband. Considering that they both need someone for a short period of time to fulfill very specific needs, they agree to be each other's help mate temporarily. Only as deprived widows, pressured professionals and lonely hearts, they find that while deadlines pass and mourning time ends, love lasts forever.

Read this romantic tale about two people who fight through tragic personal loss, family prejudices and age-old traditions to find good old fashion love in the second book of the Lonely Hearts Series, Finding Opa!

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This book was very inspirational. Despite whatever we go through, especially loss, there is always hope. We must be willing to just let go and take chances. Love will find you when you least expect it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983218692
Publisher:
RiverHouse Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
08/10/2011
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

www.latrivianelson.info (The new official site for Latrivia S. Nelson)

Latrivia S. Nelson is the author of Ivy's Twisted Vine (the largest modern interracial romance novel in its genre), the Medlov Crime Family Series including bestseller Dmitry's Closet and upcoming book, Dmitry's Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen. She was the Public Relations Senior Specialist for the award-winning, highly-acclaimed firm, The Carter Malone Group (the largest female Public Relations firm in Memphis) before she founded RiverHouse Publishing, LLC where she is the President and CEO. Now, she represents herself and five other authors.

Nelson graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, TN) with honors obtaining a Bachelors Degree in business administration with a concentration in management (2003), Strayer University (Washington, DC) obtaining her MBA with a concentration in marketing (2007) and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Capella University.

As an observer of life, Nelson has enjoyed the numerous opportunities afforded her and writes about the wonderful and interesting people and places that she has encountered in her novels. She has been highlighted in Ebony Magazine, Elite Magazine (Memphis, TN), RSVP Magazine (Memphis, TN), the Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN) and numerous online publications.

Ivy's Twisted Vine first debuted in February of 2008 and has since been featured by over 500 bookstores, book clubs, individual reviewers, online publications and blogs. It has sold thousands of copies in the states and has become very popular in Europe and Japan.

Nelson is the proud mother of two beautiful children (Jordan and Tierra) and the wife of decorated US Marine (Retired) Adam Nelson. They live in suburbs of Memphis.

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Finding Opa! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I've read by this author, and I think they just get better... This was such a treat to read. The characters where so real, the story was so believable and compelling, I was up all night I couldn't put it down.
PoohBearNY More than 1 year ago
Disappointed. Could have been much better without the various spelling and grammatical errors. I don't understand why some authors don't spend the time editing their work. Shouldn't an author know the difference between to and too; where and were; affect and effect? The story was also rushed in parts, and not properly developed. The storyline was different, and could have been exemplary if the time was taken to produce a better work product.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this love story about two people who overcame the death of their spouses and found the strength to love again. Very sweet love story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply wonderful story. It was heartwarming tearful and funny. It is one of those books you will want to read more than once.
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Aninopeace More than 1 year ago
When it comes to IRR's, I'm a rather persnickety reader.. So with that being said, I'll this review short by giving you the basic info. This book was awesome! It had great characters and a storyline that was captivating and well-paced. I love the was that Ms. Nelson was able to give her readers a taste of Greek culture... Except for a few editing quirks, this book was absolutely pitch-perfect. Giving this one, 4 solid stars.
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This was a wonderful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a surprise. It was really a good read. Grieving for a love one can really do you in if you do not allow yourself to love again. This book was enjoyable. I agreed with Stacey sometimes you have to fight fire with especially within the contents of the story. Humility is good but when face with rudeness and racism base on a custom sometimes it is better to deal with it head on as Stacey did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself skipping more pages than I was reading. This was a bit slow. I guess maybe if I hadn't read it between the Medlov series I would have gotten into it more.
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ProudMomOf2 More than 1 year ago
The book started off a little slow. I enjoyed the characters and how their romance developed. I was surprised how their relationship played out especially with both characters being mature and with one being a medical doctor. I can't wait for more books to come out in this series. I read "The Grunt" first and it was so good that this one was a little bit of a letdown.
MJohnmay291958 More than 1 year ago
Great Book, I loved it!
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AroseAZ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It ws the first book I read from this author, and I look forward to reading more from her.